Anthony Trollope Quotes

Anthony Trollope Quotes

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Fame is a skittish jade, more fickle even than Fortune, and apt to shy, and bolt, and plunge away on very trifling causes. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope Late hours, nocturnal cigars, and midnight drinkings, pleasurable though they may be, consume too quickly the free-flowing lamps of youth, and are fatal at once to the husbanded candle-ends of age. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope Ride at any fence hard enough, and the chances are you'll get over. The harder you ride the heavier the fall, if you get a fall; but the greater the chance of your getting over. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope He has had the power of making the world believe in him simply because he has been rich and a duke. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope When one wants to be natural, of necessity one becomes the reverse of natural. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope A drunkard or a gambler may be weaned from his ways, but not a politician. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope When you have done the rashest thing in the world it is very pleasant to be told that no man of spirit could have acted otherwise. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope It may, indeed, be assumed that a man who loses his temper while he is speaking is endeavouring to speak the truth such as he believes it to be, and again it may be assumed that a man who speaks constantly without losing his temper is not always entitled to the same implicit faith. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope A bull in a china shop is not a useful animal, nor is he ornamental, but there can be no doubt of his energy. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope Flirting I take to be the excitement of love, without its reality, and without its ordinary result in marriage. ~ Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

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